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Three arrested in Groton drug bust, over 10 ounces of heroin seized

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Police said they seized well over 10 ounces of heroin, over an ounce of powder cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana. (WFSB) Police said they seized well over 10 ounces of heroin, over an ounce of powder cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana. (WFSB)
Lorenzo A. Malcolm, Gilberto X. Alvarez and Rachael Mead. (New London police photos) Lorenzo A. Malcolm, Gilberto X. Alvarez and Rachael Mead. (New London police photos)
GROTON, CT (WFSB) -

Groton police said they conducted a major drug bust on Tuesday evening, where three people were taken into custody.

Police said they seized well over 10 ounces of heroin, which is over 300 grams worth $30,000. Police also seized over an ounce of powder cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana.

The heroin, police said, was mixed with Fentanyl, which has been linked to a rash of heroin overdoses in the area. Police said every bag of heroin was laced with Fentanyl.

Police arrested 27-year-old Lorenzo A. Malcolm, of New London, 29-year-old Gilberto X. Alvarez, and 40-year-old Rachael A. Mead.

The bust comes after a week-long investigation. Officials said it is a step in the right direction to help with the recent issues of heroin overdoses, but it won't totally stop the problems.

No further details were immediately available.

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